Bug#175890: dpkg: purpose of available?
I never use dselect anymore, and I don't plan using it again. I do all my
updates with apt, or, in rare cases, with dpkg --install. I also use
apt-cache for rumagging around for packages, not dpkg --list. Why must I
have the 8M /var/lib/dpkg/available file and its evil twin available-old?
Can they be made optional somehow, please?
(The status-old file is also fairly useless, but fortunately "only" 1M large).
-- System Information
Debian Release: woody
Kernel Version: Linux kronstadt 2.4.20 #1 Sun Dec 29 17:36:03 PST 2002 i586 unknown
Versions of the packages dpkg depends on:
ii dselect 1.10 a user tool to manage Debian packages
ii libc6 2.2.5-14.3 GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone